Scientific name: Cymbopogon citratus
Origin: SE Asia and E India
Medicinal use: It is used in Asian cuisine, especially in Thailand. In, it is one of the most used herbs to prepare tereré, the traditional drink of the country. Lemon tea, also known as lemon grass or zacatillo, is a citrus-scented plant native to India which is rich in antioxidants that help to relieve pain. One of the most important properties of this plant is that it helps lower the cholesterol level due to its antihypercholesterolemic properties.
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